Integrating your Wishlist Member membership site with an eCommerce platform can be very powerful and it can help you increase your sales and revenues significantly.
If you are thinking of integrating Wishlist Member with Easy Digital Downloads then this post is exactly for you, as we go over the major benefits of doing so and how you can achieve the integration (that is not available in the core Wishlist Member plugin).
Let’s get started…
5 Reasons for Integrating Wishlist Member & Easy Digital Downloads
1. Sell multiple types of products
Using Wishlist Member and Easy Digital Download you will be able to sell multiple types of products, including: downloadable products, digital goods, license protected software, membership levels and pay-per-posts etc.
When you allow customers to purchase multiple types of products in one place you can take advantage of the same traffic you already have to expose other products to the same audience, and, therefore, increase your chances of increasing the value per customer (revenues from each customer).
2. Allow customers to purchase multiple products in one purchase
Allowing customers to add as many products as they want and in any combination they want to one cart and get what they have purchased by going through the payment process only once will increase your sales and revenues significantly and will create a much more user-friendly flow for your customers.
3. Generate accurate statistics about your sales, customers and more
As Easy Digital Downloads is a complete eCommerce platform, it also allows you to get more accurate statistics about your customers, including: payment history, detailed reports, your customers lifetime value, purchases per customer, sales per product, earnings per period of time and more.
By combining Wishlist Member with Easy Digital Downloads you will still be able to sell memberships, but you will also enjoy the detailed statistic information and analysis of the EDD platform and you can use these statistics to increase your sales and revenues tremendously.
4. Take advantage of powerful Easy Digital Downloads features to your benefit
Easy Digital Downloads is a complete eCommerce platform with hundreds of add-ons that will add great value to both you and your customers, for example:
- Social discounts for customers who will share your products in different social platforms (EDD Discounts Pro Add-On)
- Volume discounts that allows you to give customers incentives for purchasing multiple products (EDD Discounts Pro Add-On)
- Reward customers with points that worth money they can redeem in future purchases (Points & Rewards Add-On)
- Email customers that abandon the cart without completing their order (Sales Recovery Add-On)
- Display related products on different locations of your website (Related Downloads Add-On)
- Grant your customers with different discount codes to encourage them to purchase (Core feature)
- Generate different statistic information about your customers and sales (Core feature)
- And a lot more! Some are core features of Easy Digital Downloads and some are add-ons (free / paid)
5. A Lot More Payment Options
Easy Digital Downloads integrates with a large variety of payment gateways, the core and free plugin allows integration with PayPal and Stripe, and it also includes integrations with many others, for example: WorldPay, Authorize.net, 2CheckOut, Recurly, BrainTree, Coinbase and the list goes on…
How to Achieve the Complete Integration between Wishlist Member & Easy Digital Downloads
Wishlist Member does not have a built-in integration with Easy Digital Downloads, however, a complete integration is indeed possible, and that is by using Wishlist Member Easy Digital Downloads Plus plugin.
Wishlist Member Easy Digital Downloads Plus allows you to integrate Wishlist Member and Easy Digital Downloads quickly and easily.
Here are the exclusive features of the plugin:
1. Ability to create local membership products
Local products mean that Easy Digital Downloads and Wishlist Member are installed on the exact same website and WordPress installation:
2. Ability to create external membership products
External products mean that Easy Digital Downloads and Wishlist Member are located on different websites and WordPress installations (for example: different sub-domains, different directories, completely different domains etc.):
You can create external membership products using the External Membership Sites Add-Ons Bundle
3. Ability to keep track of all your membership products
Both local and external, from one table and in one glance! (as seen in the above screenshots)
Deliberating whether to go with Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce?
We have also developed a complete integration plugin that integrates Wishlist Member with WooCommerce – Wishlist Member WooCommerce Plus